A triple, Carmelo Anthony, In the Portland Trail Blazers, climbed to 10th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list after leaving Elvin Hayes.
With 11:09 to play in the second period of the game against the Atlanta Hawks, Anthony cut himself to the right and fired a 3-pointer and a foul. After his signature three-finger slapping movement was perfectly on the side of his head, Anthony raised both hands to acknowledge his achievement.
Adding 12 points is the third triple of the first half. Anthony, who led the game against the Hawks, was nine points behind the Hawks with 27,313 points.
“When that happened, I would have known more about it,” Anthony told ESPN a few days ago. “It simply came to our notice then. When you’re young, you look at the list and say, ‘Hell, are there so many points to this and that? I can’t do anything like that. ‘
Moses Malone He is next on the list with 27,409 points, a number that will be reached if Anthony maintains his current scoring pace this season.
Anthony’s journey to the top 10 on the list is contextual, after leaving the NBA for a season after being cut by the Houston Rockets just 10 games early in the 2018-19 season. Anthony continued his training and signed with the Trail Blazers in November 2019 and started all 58 games last season. He agreed to take a stake with Portland this season and entered sixth in the game on Monday with an average of 13.6 points.
Anthony, who has been selected to the All-Star Games 10 times, is in the NBA for his 18th season. He won the NBA’s highest score with the New York Knicks with an average of 28.7 points in the 2012-13 season and spent 10 consecutive seasons in the top 10, and was second only to the highest scorer twice in that interval.
Anthony’s point distribution is 13,970 in eight seasons with the Denver Nuggets, 10,186 in seven seasons with the Knicks, 1,261 in one season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, 134 with the Rockets and 1,740 in two before the game against Atlanta. Seasons with Blazers. .
This season, Anthony left Tim Duncan, Dominic Wilkins, Oscar Robertson and Hakeem Olajwon In the list of highest scoring.